#ColeenGotTheBill: Coleen Garcia And Billy Crawford Are Now Husband And Wife!
The long wait is over! This celebrity couple has finally tied the knot, and the ceremony, guests, outfits, and their love for each other are even more beautiful than we could have imagined.
Since their engagement in December 2016, Billy Crawford and his new Mrs., Coleen Garcia, have had nothing but pure excitement in their hearts and a growing commitment to each other.
Early on in their relationship, this pair had already known that they were meant to be each other's ever afters. Coleen was sure she had met the man she was going to give her "I do" too, while Billy had no reservations about asking Coleen's family for her hand in marriage from the get-go.
Everything they've done together since then has been to celebrate their relationship: their trips abroad together, their three beautiful pre-wedding photo shoots, and their open support for each other when it came to their individual projects and successes.
Their love has been nothing but genuine and unwavering, patient and certain, and it was on Friday, April 20, that Billy and Coleen solidified their dedication to each other at the altar.
Here's everything you need to know about one of the most awaited celebrity weddings of the year:
Where it happened
Billy and Coleen kept their wedding venue a secret for months—successfully! Ever since they began preparing for their big day, the most they said about it was that it would be a destination beach wedding. In the end, it turned out that the couple would bring their guests (and their followers) to the private and picturesque Balesin Island Club, where Coleen also had her Metro Weddings magazine cover shoot last year.
Today's the big day, and we can't help but look back on last year's cover of #MetroWeddings featuring the beautiful bride-to-be! It seems like just yesterday that #ColeenGarcia (@coleen) was planning the wedding of her dreams! • #People #Weddings #MetroWeddings #ColeenGotTheBill #BillyCrawford #Love #wellstyledlife #lifestyled #lifegoals #inspiredliving
Who were there
While Coleen and Billy are used to being in the company of large crowds, they kept this special occasion a lot more intimate. Only their best of friends and closest of family were in attendance. Tim Yap, Vhong Navarro, Kim Atienza, Vice Ganda, Sharon Cuneta, Gary Valenciano, Amy Perez, and Vicki Belo and daughter Scarlet Snow were some of the famous faces spotted, and Jay-R, Kris Lawrence, as well as Ria Atayde were part of the entourage.
Coleen and her beautiful entourage wearing gorgeous hand-painted @joesanantonio gown :) . . Make-up: @pongniu Gown: @galialahav Hairstylist: @renzpangilinan Suit: @edwintan_ph Grooming: @aimeegrey Flowers and Styling: @gideonhermosa Coordination: @labellefete Video: @bobnicolas Light and Sounds: @lxeventspro . . #coleengotthebill #officialphoto
What she wore
When it came to Coleen and how she looked, we have one word: exquisite. As her parents walked her down the aisle, this blushing bride wore a creation by Israeli designer, Galia Lahav. The magic was in the details; the criss-cross lace, dainty beading, and subtle embellishment that gave the dress its luminosity came together perfectly. We would have loved to hear the thoughts Billy had as he watched his wife-to-be walk towards him, step by step. The groom, on the other hand, was dashing in a suit by Pepsi Herrera & Edwin Tan.
Who enhanced her beauty
To complete Coleen's bridal look, she had her glam team: makeup artist Pong Niu, hairstylist Renz Pangilinan, and stylist Adrianne Concepcion. These people are her close friends, and they definitely helped make her wedding (and her pre-nup shoots) all the more special.
Who dressed up the venue
This bride was right to trust famed wedding florist and stylist Gideon Hermosa to have her surroundings match her elegance. His breathtaking designs were a product of a combination of three inspirations: luxe, lush, and the French Riviera. We can't even think of enough words to describe how absolutely magical this ceremony looked with its overflowing flowers, dream-like palette, and seamless incorporation in Balesin's natural beauty.
Lush, luxe and love. Inspired by French Riviera with “lush” details juxtaposing intricate installations, this set up spells dreamy and ethereal wrapped into one concept. With “luxe” mirror flooring and whimsical florals, this is the definition of “love”. #Gideonized #ColeenGotTheBill @labellefete @lxeventspro @mymetrophoto @bobnicolas
Who helped keep the event organized
Of course, Billy and Coleen have their wedding right hand to thank for the smoothness of the ceremony: the wedding planners and organizers at La Belle Fête Weddings & Events. The wedding experts were by the couple's side ever since their pre-nup shoots.
One with the Sea. One with the C. The skies embracing the ocean; all families embracing one love. This lush and luxe set up is the embodiment of a beautiful union. This is the “reflection” of all the love being poured into this lovely day. A day we have been all waiting for. . . . Full planning and coordination by @labellefete • Styling by @gideonhermosa • Installations, stage, flooring and tech by @lxeventspro • Bridal gown by @galialahav • Suit by @edwintan_ph • Make up by @pongniu • Hair by @renzpangilinan • Grooming by @aimeegrey • Photo by @mymetrophoto • Video by @bobnicolas . . . #labellefete #wedding #weddings #weddingsph #weddingtheme #weddingdetails #weddingplanner #event #eventplanner #philippineweddings #weareeventplanners #weareweddingplanners #leaveittothepro #destinationwedding #coleengotthebill
For Billy and Coleen’s wedding, we came up with finely curated details. Key words: dreamy, light, fresh. We thought of the softest hues and meshed them with the lushest elements. For the invite, we gathered idyllic materials such as vellum paper, plant dyed silks, gold wax seals and gilded ink. . . . Full planning, concept and coordination by @labellefete • Design, calligraphy and production by @papillonph • Wax seal by @beehappycrafts • Printed by @printandcompany • Photo by @mymetrophoto . . . #labellefete #wedding #weddings #weddingsph #weddingtheme #weddingdetails #weddingplanner #event #eventplanner #philippineweddings #weareeventplanners #weareweddingplanners #leaveittothepro #destinationwedding #coleengotthebill
You, me and the sea. Billy and Coleen exchanging their vows with the sun, the waves and the sky as their witness, in front of all the people they love. What an amazing day, Lord! . . . Full planning and coordination by @labellefete • Styling by @gideonhermosa • Installations, stage, flooring and tech by @lxeventspro • Bridal gown by @galialahav • Suit by @edwintan_ph • Make up by @pongniu • Hair by @renzpangilinan • Grooming by @aimeegrey • Photo by @mymetrophoto • Video by @bobnicolas . . . #labellefete #wedding #weddings #weddingsph #weddingtheme #weddingdetails #weddingplanner #event #eventplanner #philippineweddings #weareeventplanners #weareweddingplanners #leaveittothepro #destinationwedding #coleengotthebill
Who captured the day's best moments
Oly Ruiz of Metro Photo was the master lensman who immortalized all this wedding's best moments. The smiles and laughter brought lots of happiness to this couple, and Oly was there to make sure that they never forget how it all felt. And rounding up this couple's wedding team is Bob Nicolas, a skilled videographer to keep the memories of their wedding alive.
We couldn't be happier for them, and we can't wait for what this ultimate expression of love will bring into their lives.
Congratulations to the newlyweds!